Factors That Influence Prices Producers Receive for Hogs: Statistical Analysis of Killsheet and Survey Data

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1996-03-01
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Lawrence, John
Lawrence, John
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The Iowa Pork Producers Association surveyed its members in late summer of 1995. Nearly 1,000 usable surveys were returned from the more than 8,000 that were mailed out. In additionto completingand returningthe four-page survey, over 300 producers sent in killsheets from loads ofhogs they had sold. Combining the load-specific qualitycharacteristics from the killsheets with informationabout the operation from the surveymay provide greater insightinto key marketing questions such as

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